UK Non-profit Project Officer – Economic Strengthening Jobs – RETRAK

Organisation: RETRAK
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Retrak is an
international UK non-profit charity working with street connected children in
Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Retrak works to transform highly
vulnerable children’s lives; preserve families; empower communities and give
each of them a voice. Retrak’s vision is of a world where no child is forced to
live on the streets.
Job
Summary:
The Project Officer – Economic strengthening will manage Retrak’s new
“Community Prevention projects” in Kampala and Wakiso. The job holder will
actively contribute to the implementation of Retrak Community Prevention
project activities, in particular focusing on improvement of family livelihoods
and enhancement of reintegration activities.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Economic Strengthening:
·        
Work closely with the local leadership structures
in the identification of beneficiaries for the project, specifically through
training on different tools including the VAT, NAT, and follow up of FARE
vulnerable children and their household members as well as actual participation
on field mentorship and guidance in the area of economic strengthening and
access to critical services
·        
Carry out Trainer of Trainers (TOT) in VSL
methodology, SPM, micro insurance, financial literacy among others to enable
effective roll out of these activities in the communities by supporting
households to establish and participate in Village Savings and Loans
Associations.
·        
Build and strengthen linkages to financial
services in collaboration with the Retrak Program Manager – FARE project.
·        
Carry out capacity building initiatives on
Market-oriented skills development to FARE Vulnerable children and their
households.
·        
Work closely with the FARE Project Officers
develop enterprise and market opportunities for beneficiaries.
·        
Under the direction of the FARE Programme Manager
and in collaboration with the other FARE Programme Officers, and the M&E
Officer, monitor and support the implementation of project activities and carry
out needed capacity building of Community Trainers and beneficiaries.
2. Child protection and legal services:
·        
Work closely with other project officers and the
Retrak Programme Manager – FARE project as well as Community Trainers and
service actors in the region of operation carry out regular mapping and
identify existing community support structures and informal organizations and
systematically build their capacity in child protection approaches and
principles
·        
Work in liaison with the Community Trainers, other
relevant stakeholders support the local leadership structures and beneficiaries
to conduct interactive learning sessions and legal clinics for households to
create awareness on child abuse and neglect, and other forms of abuse
·        
Provide support the Community Trainers and local
leadership structures to undertake and promote child participation through
sport, and other psychosocial related innovative activities that build the
coping, self-esteem and relational abilities of children and adolescents.
3. Communication and Reporting:
·        
Collaborate with the FARE M&E team with support
of the Retrak Programme Manager –FARE project in the development of reports,
standards, protocols, manuals, tools and dedicated reports related to family
socio-economic strengthening and Child Protection and Legal services objective,
success stories, and other reports related to project activities.
·        
Collaborate with the FARE M&E Officer and
other staff in reporting and documenting both for the internal Retrak FARE
(quarterly reports) as well as consistency checks of all field reports directly
designated to you for the Economic Strengthening objectives as required by the
M&E standards.
·        
Document lessons learned and best practices of the
different project aspects to inform roll out of the strategies on a wider
scale.
4. Networking and Representation:
·        
Conduct regular mapping of critical service points
in collaboration with the other project officers and the Retrak Programme
Manager as well as the local leadership structures and other service actors in
the region of operation and ensure the consistent use of district level
inventories for referral as well as a regular coordination platform for all
service partners.
·        
Represent Retrak in relevant district, county, sub
county technical/coordination forums.
5. General:
·        
Uphold and work within Retrak’s policies and procedures,
including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child & Vulnerable
Adult Protection policies.
·        
Provide spiritual leadership and encouragement by
actively participating in the religious life of the organisation.
·        
Actively promote Retrak’s core values of Boldness,
Excellence, Innovation and Respect across the organisation and partners.
·        
Travel to Retrak field operations as and when
required.
·        
Carry out any other duties, as appropriate to the
post, as delegated by the line manager.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold relevant
qualifications capable of performing the aforementioned duties and
responsibilities.
·        
Broad working knowledge and skills in economic
strengthening particularly the VSLA approach
·        
Extensive working knowledge and skills in child
protection
·        
Prior knowledge and skills of working with local
leaders and other key stakeholder is desired
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Ability to build networks with key project at
stakeholders
·        
Good report writing skills
·        
Good facilitation and training skills
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals should send their applications and CVs via email
to: frida.safina@retrak.org
Deadline:
Friday, 22nd January 2016

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